A family holiday is never complete without your canine companion, and these beautiful destinations across Europe and the UK offer the best luxury Christmas Getaways with your dog! Whether you’d like to grab a mug of hot chocolate in Belgium, or drink a beer in Germany, your dog can be right there with you celebrating the festive spirit on a dog-friendly vacation!
5. Bruges, Belgium
If you’re looking for a retreat from the loud and bustling city life, Bruges is the perfect medieval city for your next holiday getaway destination. Live a fantasy-esque Christmas in the dreamy atmosphere of this city, with the smell of fresh waffles, hot chocolate, and the cold crisp of winter filling the air around you overlooking the beautifully lit canal. As a country of dog lovers, Belgium bars and restaurants are almost all dog-friendly, allowing you to invite your pooch in for a warm meal to keep both of you warm! Book a stay at the Residence Breydelhof, luxury dog-friendly apartments located just minutes away from the Burges town hall!
4. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh’s annual six-week Christmas festival is one you do not want to miss! Enter this wonderful winter wonderland with your canine companion right by your side and get lost in a mystical blend of lights, music, tastes, and endless fun! Visit the large oval ice-rink at St Andrew’s Square, and don’t miss the fairground with fun rides, Christmas markets and lovely attractions! Book a room at the B+B Edinburgh, a stylish accommodation located in the heart of Scotland’s capital!
3. Lapland, Finland
Considered the ‘home of Christmas’, Finland is the perfect destination where you can fully immerse in the folklore, storytelling and magical spirit of the season. With its breathtaking snowy countryside, you can enjoy fun winter activities such as snowboarding, feeding reindeer, as well taking a trip through the white forests to a one of a kind experience in the Santa Claus village in Rovaniemi. Stay at the magical Santa’s Hotel Aurora with its unique arctic glass igloo rooms overlooking the beautiful Lapland white wilderness.
2. Manchester, England
You don’t have to stray too far from home to experience the very first Christmas market in the United Kingdom! Spread across ten different sites within the city, this market is considered the biggest in the UK. Full with festive cheer, the streets of Manchester come to life this Christmas with live performers, musical acts, street theaters, art and lots of holiday joy! Book a stay at the pet-friendly Innside by Melia Manchester, a luxurious and modern hotel located in the middle of Manchester city center.
1. Cologne, Germany
Famous for the eccentric Christmas market scattered across the city, Cologne is one of the perfect holiday destinations to truly immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit! Every year, visitors have the opportunity to experience the magnificence of Christmas in one of the many markets, featuring musical acts, arts and crafts, and much more! Stroll through the streets of Cologne with the wonderful merry atmosphere everywhere you go. Book yourself a stay at the five-star Excelsior Hotel Ernst Köln, a luxurious pet friendly holiday destination sitting opposite Cologne Cathedral and a mere 6 minute walk from the Cologne train station.